Sat. Dec 4th, 2021
Pendant of goddess Werethekau

Pendant of goddess Werethekau with plumed and horned head-dress and snake body, suckling a standing figure of King Tutankhamun. Made of heavy plate gold on two large suspension rings at back, just below head-dress.

From the Tomb of Tutankhamun (KV62). Collection of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. JE 61952

“The cobra with woman’s head sometimes wears the low crown also associated with Isis, but on other occasions the Double Crown of Mut or the two plumes which link her with Renenutet, the harvest goddess, nurse and protectress of pharaohs. Tutankhamun’s gold example wearing feathers, horns and disc and depicted suckling the young king is actually named Weret-hekau (“Great Enchantress” or “Great of Magic”), unfortunately the epithet of more than one goddess, including Mut.”

Amulets of Ancient Egypt, by Carol Andrews

By Egypt Museum

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